Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

At the State Capitol, Mrs. Jacqueline James was honored by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas as Assembly District 54 Veteran of the Year for her military service to both her state and country.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

As part of the 2017 Juneteenth celebration, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) honored Dr. Willie J. Hagan, President of California State University, Dominguez Hills, Dr. Soraya Moore Coley, President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Dr. Horace Mitchell, President of California State University, Bakersfield and Dr. Gary May, the incoming Chancellor of the University of California, Davis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sacramento -Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement on the introduction of AB 1210- BOE Reform:

"As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, I have taken great interest in the administration of taxes, and I have been deeply concerned about the operations of the Board of Equalization.

The Board of Equalization has had no shortage of challenges, and the findings of State Controller Betty Yee’s report, and the Department of Finance’s evaluation have not inspired confidence in this institution.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today honored Koreatown resident Ms. Hwa Shin Kim as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the Fifty-Fourth Assembly District. Every year, Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas recognizes a small business owner for their contributions to California.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Sacramento -Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement on the future of Climate Change Policy:

"Climate change remains a global threat, which makes the extension of California’s Cap-and-Trade program vital for our future. As the Legislature debates the future of climate change policy, Greater Los Angeles must receive an equitable share of funding to improve green investments and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Southern California is home to nearly half of the state’s population, but has received roughly 30 percent of the funding available. Greater Los Angeles, and specifically my constituents, have been shortchanged and I will no longer support any proposal that does not promote equity, inclusion, and relief for the people I represent."